CIV_ENV 395-0-24: Computational Forensics and Failure Analysis

Quarter Offered

Spring : TTH 3:30-4:50 ; Fleming


The scope of this course is to provide insight and knowledge into the use of computational methods for forensic and failure analysis.  This study will range from accident investigation to the use of finite element methods to determine a root cause of failure.

  1. Introduction and review of the finite element method  
  2. Product design and product liability
  3. Accident investigation, data gathering and hypothesis development
  4. Fractography and fractured components
  5. Intro to computational fracture mechanics
  6. Finite element analysis and forensic analysis
  7. Interfacing and problem solving with other disciplines
  8. Engineering and professional ethics

Offered jointly with MECH_ENG 395, 24


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